The Kid vs. the Vet. The kid has spent his entire career in the UFC as a product of The Ultimate Fighter, while the vet has spent virtually his entire 10 year career in his native Brazil. Both men are looking to stay off the potential chopping block when Matt Riddle (5-3, 5-3 UFC) faces Luis Ramos (19-7, 0-1 UFC).
Neither man is currently ranked on the USA Today/BE Consensus Rankings, and neither will be after this bout either. Riddle was starting to creep his way up by winning five out of his first six in the UFC, but two losses have seen him tumble back down to the bottom of the pack. This welterweight UFC 141 fight will be take place on the preliminary card, and will be streamed live on Facebook. The stream begins at approximately 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.
How do these two stack up?
Riddle: 25 years old | 6'1" | 76" reach
Ramos: 31 years old | 5'8" | 72" reach
What have these two done recently?
Riddle: L - Lance Benoist (UD) | L - Sean Pierson (UD) | W - DaMarques Johnson (TKO)
Ramos: L - Erick Silva (TKO) | W - Dimitri Burgos (SUB) | W- Mauro Chimento (TKO)
How did these two get here?
Matt Riddle started out...in his apartment. That's where he learned BJJ. He was a college wrestler before that though. Without any fights on his resume, he impressed the UFC enough to become a cast member on TUF 7 at 185 pounds. He was eliminated in the quarters, but won a fight on the finale and dropped to 170. Another two wins had people thinking he could be a star, but a loss to Nick Ocipczak at UFC 105 put the brakes on that. Two more wins helped improve his standing again, but two straight losses in which he didn't look great took all the wind out of his sails. He desperately needs a win here to not get sent to the minors.
Luis "Beicao" Ramos is a former Shooto Brazil welterweight (168 lb.) champion and has won six out of his last eight fights. His only losses were to UFC veteran Roan Carneiro in the first round of the United Glory welterweight tournament, and in his UFC debut to Erick Silva in just 40 seconds. 11 of his 19 wins have come via decision, and he has only been finished twice in his 25-fight career. Because he took the Silva fight on late notice, he earned another chance at UFC 141.
Why should you care?
A lot of people are still Riddle fans from TUF 7, so there's that I guess. Other than that, I'm not sure. Maybe people will tune in to watch Riddle shadowbox for 15 minutes?
You can catch more UFC 141 preview content from Bloody Elbow after the jump.
SBN coverage of UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
UFC 141 Weigh-In Video and Results - Tim Burke
UFC 141: Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks Dissection - Dallas Winston
UFC 141: Dana White On Miguel Torres Backlash, Previous Overeem Comments, Brock Lesnar - Josh Nason
UFC 141: Brock Lesnar Vs. Alistair Overeem Staff Predictions
UFC 141: The Existential Crisis That Awaits the Loser of Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem - David Castillo
UFC 141: Nam Phan vs. Jimy Hettes Dissection - Dallas Winston
UFC 141: The Laughable Scrutiny That Saved Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar - Leland Roling
UFC 141's Brock Lesnar Survives Botched Shooting Star Press at Wrestlemania 19 - Matthew Roth
UFC 141: Jon Fitch's Trainer Says Fans Who Criticize His Style Don't Understand MMA - Brent Brookhouse
Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 116: UFC 141/DREAM Roundtable - Matt Bishop
UFC 141 On Spike TV: Pearson vs. Assuncao, Njokuani vs. Castillo Dissection - Dallas Winston
UFC 141 Dana White Video Blog - Day 2 Focuses On Fastest Knockout - Josh Nason
UFC 141: Brock Lesnar Career Retrospective Part 1 - Fraser Coffeen
UFC 141 Pre-Event Press Conference: Watch Brock Lesnar, Alistair Overeem Speak - Josh Nason
UFC 141: Alistair Overeem Says Bout With Brock Lesnar is More Than Wrestler vs. Striker - Brent Brookhouse
UFC 141: Facebook Undercard Dissection - Dallas Winston
UFC 141's Brock Lesnar Brutalizes Zach Gowen On Smackdown - Matthew Roth
UFC 141 Video: Nate Diaz Explains Incident With Donald Cerrone - Brent Brookhouse
UFC 141 Video: Brock Lesnar Speaks On His Return to MMA Against Alistair Overeem - Matthew Roth
Countdown to UFC 141 Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem Full Video - Matthew Roth
UFC 141: Jon Fitch Talks Johny Hendricks, Talent vs. Hard Work - Tim Burke
UFC 141: Alistair Overeem Takes Pre-Fight Drug Test for Conditional License - Brent Brookhouse
UFC 141: Dana White Video Blog - Day 1 - Josh Nason
Luke Thomas Calls Alistair Overeem NSAC Hearing 'Farcical' and Previews UFC 141 on The Fight Fix - Brent Brookhouse
UFC 141 Video: Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle Create Comedic Gold - Matthew Roth
UFC 141: UFC Heavyweight Division State of the Union - Fraser Coffeen
UFC 141 Video: Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem are GI Joes - Matthew Roth
Frank Mir: Alistair Overeem Will Get Taken Down, and His Cardio Will 'Suck' Against Brock Lesnar - Anton Tabuena
UFC 141: Alistair Overeem - 'Brock Doesn't Like to Get Hit' - Tim Burke
UFC 141: Brock Lesnar Makes His WWE Debut On Monday Night Raw - Matthew Roth